falls
me? fall
fallace
fallacies
fallacious
fallaciously
fallaciousness
fallacy
fallage
fallation
fallaway
fallback
fallectomy
fallen
fallenness
faller
fallfish
fallibility
fallible
fallibleness
fallibly
falling
Fallopian
fallostomy
fallotomy
fallout
fallow
fallowist
fallowness
falls
falltime
fallway
fally
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Sprawl

Life is happening in slow motion,
or so it seems,
as all my dreams crash down,
and
I am sprawled
on the floor
by the powerful force
called gravity.

Black out
and
consciousness return
in the same second.

Senses come back.

I feel
pain
against
cold metal floor

I see
my glasses
lying between the floorboards,
broken.

I hear
a clatter,
rushing feet,
and
screaming.

Who is screaming?
I ask myself

Oh.
I stop screaming.
I am safe

I realize
I have fallen

I spot
my walker.
I grasp for it.

People are all around me.
I stare up at them.

Are you okay,
they are asking.

I donít know
but
I say
I am fine.

They are crowding me.
I want to get out.
I crawl
between
other peopleís feet.

My walker is there!
I climb into it.
It is hard;
I am weak,
but I manage
without
too much fuss
from them.

I am mad
at my classmates,
because
even when they see
I am fine,
they stand
over me,
clucking
like hens.

I want to scream at them,
but
restrain myself.

I am tired

I sink
into a chair,
grateful
it is over.

The embarrassment is over.

The teacher goes back
to the board,
and
I am forgotten,
like a piece of homework
found,
or a dinner finished.

I become normal again,
part of the fabric of school,
instead of sprawled on it.

---Elizabeth Hassler (guess who THAT is)
040719
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